Lex Specialty Group Principals


Sean Briody is the Managing Partner of Lex Specialty Group. He has a Bachelor of Arts Degree and is a Certified Insurance Counselor. He has over 30 years of commercial property and casualty experience across multiple industries. Sean began his insurance career as a third-generation member of his family’s insurance agency overseeing and building their commercial insurance business. Sean provides consultation on all insurance decisions and oversees the production team.



Paul Jacobs received his Bachelor of Arts from Eastern Illinois University and his law degree from Creighton University School of Law. Prior to working for Lex Specialty, he worked as both a defense attorney and as a plaintiff’s attorney handling complex liability cases. Paul is admitted to the Illinois Bar and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Paul acts as General Counsel for Lex Specialty Group and consults on all M&A transactional liability placements.



Daniel McCarthy received his Bachelor of Arts degree from The University of Notre Dame. He received his law degree from The DePaul College of Law and his M.B.A. from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Business. Daniel is also an active member of the The Illinois Trial Lawyer’s Association. Daniel is a founding partner of Lex Specialty Group and oversees Lex Specailty’s transactional liability team.



Kevin manages business development and special projects for the firm. Kevin is a sales and marketing executive who harnesses over 15 years in a variety of different industries, including software research where he served as President. He has a passion for developing relationships and adding value to people and their respective companies. Kevin earned a Finance degree from the University of Notre Dame. With respect to civic matters, he is involved with the Big Brother's & Big Sister's organization, Catholic Charities and Gigi’s Playhouse. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends as well as playing golf and traveling.